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Did You Know… What the silent killer is?
5 days ago
When you think of factors contributing to the death toll in South Africa you may think of things like road accidents and murder. But there is a silent killer lurking in our midst; a killer so subtle that you may not even expect it or take it seriously. The silent killer is diabetes. Over three…
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Did you know it's time to panic
2 weeks ago
Climate change has been a hot topic for some time now. People all over the world appear to be waking up to the fact that we, not our grandchildren, are the ones who will have to face this threat. Scientists who have tried to censor climate change trends throughout the years have been proven wrong…
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Did you know... You can make money from waste?
3 weeks ago
Recycling and collecting waste is important because you can make cash by collecting waste, help feed families and preserve the environment for generations to come. Perhaps you are wondering why it is important to recycle? Here are some interesting points to consider: Did you know that there is an island of plastic waste? In the…
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How to make roti's
8 months ago
Rotis is a favourite for many people. It is one of those things people really enjoy but not many people know how easy it is to make. Ingredients: 3 cups of cake flour half a teaspoon of salt 2 tablespoons of oil 1 cup of lukewarm water 70 grams of butter ( I use Marvello…
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How to protect your plants
8 months ago
Sick and tired of your plants being eaten by pesky insects, but can’t afford to buy insecticides? Or maybe you just don’t want to risk using such harmful substances in your own back yard? Well today we will make sure you have one less thing to worry about. That’s right – we are going to…
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How to make a bookshelf from cardboard boxes
9 months ago
Are you an avid reader who devours books like chocolate, but has no space to keep them? Are they lying around, or piling up in a corner somewhere, making your room look and feel untidy? Don’t fret, you are not alone! One of our Fanz writers had the same problem with his books and this…
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Why I am no longer talking to men about feminism
4 days ago
I recently engaged in a heated debate with a close male friend of mine. The debate, fuelled by the book We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, left us both gasping for air. It triggered an interest in digging deeper into the so-called system of patriarchy. I chose to intensely, rather than forcefully,…
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What I would say to my child
2 weeks ago
Can I tell you something that worries me? I want you to know that if you’re a girl, I don’t think you’re safe in this country. I think this land we call South Africa is stalked by many predators, but men stand out as the biggest predators. They are the ones you should worry about…
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I think I like girls...
3 weeks ago
“I think I like girls,” muttered my seventeen year old girl-self nervously after I’d being caught in the church cloak room by my grandmother, making out with a girl she’d always known to be my friend. I liked girls, a whole lot, for years I had known this about myself, but in that compromising moment…
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Girls are not iiweyi, objects, or the same!
4 weeks ago
Am I happy to live in a world where girls are called ‘things’? No, I am not. I wish for this to change, and to change now. I spend a lot of time with amajita, men, and, listening, and participating in our conversations. I get very concerned about how men talk about women. I remember…
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The man in the mirror
a month ago
The scariest thing to ever happen to a person, I believe, is for them to one day look at the mirror and not recognising the person staring back at them. Even though I do not wish this to happen to anyone, I do believe it is something that we will all go through at least…
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Why Aren't Afros Acceptable In Africa?
2 months ago
2016 was the year Zulaikha Patel took a stand against the discriminatory hair policies at Pretoria Girls High school. A 13 year old at the forefront of a protest, she most certainly discarded the narrative that labels young potentials as future leaders. Such a term is a contradiction to the resilience that characterises us. We…
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I met my wife through music
2 months ago
Growing up as a little boy I discovered that my father could play instruments. We could never afford to own any instruments, but when my father’s friends would walk down the road with their guitars, they always allowed him to jam a song or two. When I was 12 my father kinda force-taught me to…
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You can't pray depression away
2 months ago
You turn on the television or read a newspaper or open up any news app, and you are confronted by yet another young person who has lost their life to depression. Now, why am I bringing up depression again when there have been previous columns on it published on this same platform? The thing is,…
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Inside information - an interviewer at a logistics company shares his tips
2 weeks ago
As you know, it’s tough out there. South Africa’s economy is not doing well and jobs are scarce. We interviewed a manager, John, to find out how young people can stand out when they apply for a job. John is an industrial engineer and team leader at a large logistics company which stores goods in…
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Popular professions - Nursing
4 months ago
How often do you go to the clinic? Do you think about the work that the nurses do and how important their job is to all of us? It isn’t a career for woman only. There are many male nurses practising in our hospitals. We interviewed a young nurse, Akhona to find out more about…
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Getting Linked In…
5 months ago
Perhaps you have heard of LinkedIn at least once or twice by now, and as a student, new graduate, or a person in search for a job, you are debating with yourself about whether to set up a profile or not. I’ll start off by saying, yes you definitely need to. Unlike the other social…